Bank of the West Sponsors Exhibit

Rare Opportunity to View Sculptures from the Court of Burgundy, Dijon, France

Bank of the West Sponsors Rare Opportunity to View Sculptures from the Court of Burgundy, Dijon, France

Bank of the West is a proud sponsor of The Mourners: Sculptures from the Court of Burgundy, now on exhibit at the Legion of Honor Museum in San Francisco through December 31, 2011.

The exhibit features 37 alabaster figurines that were carved between 1443 and 1456 for the tomb of John the Fearless, Duke of Burgundy and his wife, Margaret of Bavaria. The statues, each about 16 inches high, are crafted with astonishing detail and exemplify artistic innovations of the late Middle Ages. On loan from the Museé des Beaux-Arts in Dijon, this collection has never before been seen in their entirety outside of France prior to this current seven-city tour.

Bank of the West has a long tradition of supporting the arts, and recognizes that art institutions play an important role in the well-being of communities by broadening public access to the arts, supporting education and creativity in schools, preserving cultural and art histories, and adding to the vibrant and distinct nature of cities.

Bank of the West is also currently sponsoring Picasso: Masterpieces from the Musée National Picasso, at the DeYoung Museum in San Francisco (open through October 10, 2011).

Previous Bank of the West arts sponsorships include:
2008  Women Impressionists, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
2008  Impressionist Paris – City of Light, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

About Bank of the West:
Founded in 1874, $59 billion-asset Bank of the West (www.bankofthewest.com) offers a full range of personal, commercial, wealth management and international banking services. The bank operates more than 700 retail and commercial banking locations in 19 Western and Midwestern states. Bank of the West is a subsidiary of BNP Paribas, one of the world's largest and best rated financial institutions with more than 200,000 employees in more than 80 countries.

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